One Wall by Stohead at Waterkant

  • by Anne Schmedding

The artist STOHEAD designed a ONE WALL for the new residential quarter WATERKANT. The mural typographically refers to the name of the newly emerging neighborhood in Berlin Spandau. The words WATER and WATERKANT were designed in the artist’s iconic font (Rouwndy) and implemented through the use of acrylic and facade paint. The artist’s specialty is to create his own visual language through scaling, condensation and with the help of transparencies.

Through the use of these moving, flowing forms, the association with nature and water is created without, however, denying the urbanity and urban cultural imprint. The typeface, clearly borrowed from graffiti culture, with its typical elements, gives the STOHEAD murals their unique character and ensures a high recognition value. A dark petrol base tone, which is oriented towards the architects’ color selection, allows the actual color design to come into its own very well and brings calm to the irregular shapes.

On the eastern bank of the Oberhavel River, in the Haselhorst district of Spandau, a new district is being built by 2025: WATERKANT Berlin. The future residents will be able to orient themselves better in the residential complex thanks to the focal points of the color worlds and thus establish an identification with the location of their habitat. The location on the Havel River offers the best opportunities for water sports of all kinds right on the doorstep. The neighborhood is a project of GEWOBAG and is being developed jointly with Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte (WBM).

Photos: Sebastian Kläbsch

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